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Title : Paralegal

Location : Illinois - Acorn Acres
Refer to Job # MIKL863072

## Paralegal Position at is a rapidly growing law firm that exclusively practices family law with a fixed fee model. We are looking for the right people to join our top-performing team and make a difference in people's lives. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, with a base salary range of $50,000 to $65,000, depending on experience, plus an uncapped performance-based bonus monthly potentially ranging from $500 to $1,500 per month. ### Job Description We are seeking a full-time Law Clerk to Senior Paralegal to join our team in Highland Park, IL. The successful candidate will have at least 2 years experience working as a Paralegal in Family Law, or be a high-performing Paralegal who wants to switch to Family Law or a top student wanting to start their career after school. The primary duties and responsibilities of the Paralegal position include: * Ability to support two Attorneys in a fast-paced environment. * File documents initially and in existing e-filed cases, and process payments related to the same. * E-file any/all documents for your attorneys, and update attorneys with any/all changes in e-filing requirements. * Draft and e-file pleadings including Summons and Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, Petition to Establish Parentage, and any other required pleadings in a divorce or parentage proceeding. * Prepare and submit prove-up documents in each county. * Draft and e-file other documents as requested by attorneys, including but not limited to Appearance forms, Temporary Support Pleadings, Requests for Mediation/Guardian ad Litem, Motions, Rule to Show Cause and Financial Affidavits, etc. * Prepare Interrogatories & Request for Production of Documents. * Prepare Answers to Interrogatories & Requests (compile all documentation; scan, categorize, tag, and draft the written responses; prepare copies per attorney instructions). * Prepare Request for Pretrial: draft Pre-Trial Memo's for attorney review; forward Pre-Trial Memos with all exhibits to judge and opposing counsel. * Manage attorney calendars including scheduling all hearings, prove ups and continuously reviewing/reconciling electronic dockets in counties. * Scheduling Client, opposing party and opposing counsel calls. * Process incoming mail: scanning documents into the client file, forwarding mail to client and attorney, and determining/coordinating next steps. * Organize and update electronic and/or physical file: Court case, participants, folders, county, judge, opposing counsel, GAL, etc. * Filing of the attorney's in/outbox into physical files. * Coordinate and facilitate the completion and execution of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders. * Closeout files: confirm that the attorney sent a closing email and that our billing department has any financial information needed to complete the closing process. * Enter and submit for reimbursement any case expenses. * Ordering office supplies, fill paper in printers, change printer cartridges when needed, add funds to the postage meter, and fulfill other office duties as necessary. * Carry out follow-up communication with clients for case updates, incoming/outgoing mail, new hearing dates, scheduling meetings with the attorneys, etc. * Prepare documents for Service, coordinating with the Process Server, and providing all documents; follow-up to confirm service, file Affidavit of Service, and inform the attorney/client of the same. ### About exclusively practices family law with offices throughout Wisconsin and Illinois. Our strategy starts with a clear focus on clients and their needs. In addition to this, we re building new technologies to help better serve clients. Our team pursues new ways to offer clients more information in easy to consume formats. We are questioning every that's how family law is done statement that we can find. ### Benefits At Sterling Lawyers, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including: * Base salary range of $50,000 to $65,000, depending on experience * Uncapped performance-based bonus monthly potentially ranging from $500 to $1,500 per month * Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance * Insurance starts on the first of the month following your hire date * Paid vacation and holidays * 401K with Matching * Short & Long-Term Disability ### Schedule Monday - Friday from 8:30am-5pm ### Apply for the Paralegal Position If you are looking for an opportunity to join a rapidly growing law firm and make a difference in people's lives, we invite you to apply for the Paralegal position at Sterling Lawyers. We look forward to hearing from you! Bachelor's degree in Paralegal Studies or equivalent experience in the legal field

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